Cat and Moose Backpackers Lodge
Established in 1995, we are housed in a historical building built in 1792, one of the original Central Cape Town dwellings. Our charming building is set against the backdrop of the majestic Table Mountain and encloses a leafy, sunny and private courtyard with splash-pool.
The Cat & Moose is within walking distance from the train station and central bus terminus. We neighbor the famous Turkish Baths and early 20th century historical indoor swimming pool. Historical Dutch Company Gardens, South African Museum, Planetarium, National Gallery and Holocaust Museum are all a block away.
Services you need such as a 24 hour convenient store, supermarkets, bars, a variety of restaurants and shopping malls are all within five minutes walk. This is a safe area within City Improvement District. We also provide an overnight Security Guard.
We are open 24/7 each day of the year. Reception is open 7am-10pm where you can also obtain travel information, and make tour bookings. We offer key less entry with security access code. Aside from the facilities below we have a large TV lounge and large balcony overlooking Long Street with a vibrant nightlife and trendy restaurants, bars and lounges. We have Asian Reflexology and Healing Centre on premises with traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. Furthermore travel agencies and bicycle and surfboard hire outlets are situated right next to us.
Free WiFi provided for your convenience.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency Exchange
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Shuttle Bus
- Steam Room
- Swimming Pool
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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Reception is open 7am-10pm. We offer key-less entry with security access code.
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We are a Baz Bus Stop, easy arrival or departure.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN OR BUS: Train Station or Long-distance Bus terminal is in the same complex in the City Centre, 15 min walk or about R 20 by Taxi waiting outside the arrival point.
ARRIVING BY PLANE: cheapest way to us from the airport is by using MyCiti Airport Shuttle Bus to the City Centre, around R 57, paying in cash, and than either take a metered taxi /about R 20/, waiting outside of MyCiti terminal, or buy a Credit Card style MyCiti Card / costs about R 25/ and continue by using MyCiti bus -F1 line- to stop right in the front of us on Long Street/ bus fare about R 5, must be pre-loaded onto MyCiti Card!/.
If you prefer taxi ride from the airport - cost around R 200, please contact us prior to arrival, or contact Sea View Taxi on 27 21 44 77 333 and quote Cat and Moose rate.
There are many taxis waiting outside Airport Arrivals as well, their charge is negotiable from R 200 onward, but some of them are really dodgy. Taxis booked at info kiosks inside Arrival hall will be more expensive, from R 250, should be reliable.
Cat & Moose Backpackers is situated in a 18th Century building at the top end of Long Street. You will find us on the left hand side just before the historical Turkish Bath and Swimming Pool Complex, opposite massive Lutheran Church, while staring at McDonalds Golden Arches across the Orange Street.
ARRIVING BY CAR :
If you arrive from either the N1 or N2 highways you go straight into Buitengracht Street. Turn Left / coming from N1/ or turn Right/ coming from N2/ into Strand Street and thent again into Long Street/ towards the Table Mountain/and drive until you see Cat & Moose on your left hand side, orange one storey building No.305 Long Street.
Parking anywhere in City Centre is payable per hour during office hours, after hours free. Safe parking - next to us at Shell Garage, per hour or pay for day-night-full 24 hrs, ask for info if needed.
Please call us on 27 21 423 7638 or 27 21 423 9933 if you need info or assistance, 24 hr.
We are located exactly half-way between Table Mountain and Waterfront, at upper end of Long Street. Next to us are Long Street Baths and Indoor Swimming Pool.
Bars, Restaurants, 24hr McDonalds/McCafe, Shops, Grocery Stores- all within 400 m from or door.
MyCiti Bus Stop 50 m away / easy link to the MyCiti Airport Shuttle.